å09/13/2012

Choose a social topic affected by politics: Gay rights, fracking, climate change, etc. Given it is an election year, consider a topic whose poster may support the tagline “Vote November 6”.

Use the below matrix to organize and communicate your research on your topic. The matrix below offers nine combinations of approaches to communicate your message. Think of them as concept sketches for a bigger work — a poster — that will follow this short assignment.

For purposes of consistency with the other sections, we will call them postcards. Each postcard should hold both type and image. Typeset and place your text how you see fit.

Upload the 9-cell grid as a pdf to our website. Produce a png and insert a medium image into a post attached to the category Assignment 2. Be prepared to present your grid and your reasons for arriving at your choices.

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You will each be assigned one of the following nouns. These words refer to real objects that you may be able to find in class. If you find these objects, find a way to represent them for the class. You will also be able to find photographs, drawings, and symbolic representations of the word. Collect or take as many varieties of images — a minimum of 10 — and post to the website within the category Assignment 1.

  • Hand
  • Screw
  • Chair
  • Fan
  • Apple
  • Wood
  • Shoes
  • Bee
  • Church
  • Lamp
  • Child
  • Newspaper
  • House
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Date Title Presenter
Tu Sept. 18 Signs/Representation Wedell
Th Sept. 20 Narrative 1 Hammett
Tu Sept. 25 Connotation/Denotation Spencer
Th Sept. 27 WORKSHOP Mitch Goldstein
Tu Oct. 2 WORKSHOP Mitch Goldstein
Th Oct. 4 Narrative 2 Hammett
Tu Oct. 9 TBD Dylan
Th Oct. 11 The Frame Wedell
Tu Oct. 16 Sound+Story Andrew
Th Oct. 18 Metaphor+Mise-en-scene Hammett
Tu Oct. 23 Film Grammar Wedell
Th Oct. 25 TBD Ewa & Tarja
Tu Oct. 30 Metaphor, Polish Posters Jacek
Th Nov. 1 Simplifying, Abstracting John
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B Errol Morris on manipulation of Photograph with text

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B Fuck Content, Michael Rock

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B Designer as Author, Michael Rock

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w Download pdf of syllabus
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